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1 The Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR), at its seventh session (13 to 17 January 2003), agreed that there were a need for harmonization of GMDSS requirements for radio installations on board SOLAS ships and prepared Guidelinesfootnote for the installation of equipment, given in the annex.

2 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-seventh session (28 May to 6 June 2003), concurred with the view of the Sub-Committee and encouraged the use of these Guidelines when implementing new GMDSS installations.

3 Member Governments are invited to bring the annexed Guidelines to the attention of all concerned, in particular, shipowners, ship operators, shipping managers, manufacturers and surveyors.

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